Stuart Dallas is desperate for Leeds to show Chris Wood he let a good thing go when he left Elland Road for Burnley.
The New Zealand international joined the Clarets for around £15million last month, having finished last season as the second tier’s top-scorer, and could face his former team-mates in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup third-round clash.
Northern Ireland winger Dallas remains close to the striker but insists his August exit provides extra motivation for the Sky Bet Championship leaders to get the job done at Turf Moor.
“There’s more to life than Chris Wood – and I don’t mean that in a bad way,” he said.
“The players we’ve brought in here are more than capable of doing what he did last year. If you go you’re nothing more to us.
“He was good to have about the place and he’s still a good friend but when we step over the line, whether he starts or not, we’re enemies for the night.”
Charlie Taylor made the same move as Wood in the summer and Dallas added: “We’ve got to show them they left here – and obviously they’ve gone to the Premier League – but we’ve got to show them maybe they made the wrong choice.”